Effects of dietary fatty acids, polyunsaturated/saturated ratios, and fat levels on growth and mineral deposition in young male rats

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Deborah M. D'Souza (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Aden C. Magee

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate dietary effects of short-chain saturated (SCSFA), long-chain saturated (LCSFA), longchain monounsaturated (LCMFA), and long-chain polyunsaturated (LCPFA) fatty acids on growth and mineral status in male weanling rats. Two experiments were used, and the length of each experiment was four weeks. Two levels (5% and 10%) of dietary fat were used in each experiment. In Experiment 1 butyric and caproic acids (SCSFA), stearic and palmitic acids (LCSFA), oleic acid (LCMFA) and liinoleic and linolenic acids (LCPFA) were used to formulate four test diets. A corn oil reference diet was also included in Experiment 1. In Experiment 2 Iinoleic, linolenic, palmitic and stearic acids were used to formulate P/S ratios of 0.1, 0.4, 1.0, 4.0 and 8.0. Parameters used for evaluating animal responses included weight gain, hemoglobin, hematocrit, liver, kidney, spleen and testes concentrations of copper, iron, zinc and manganese and bone (femur and tibia) levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Fatty acids $x Experiments
Minerals in animal nutrition

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